. FLASH !!! DEPT APPEAL OF SUBRAMANYAM CASE ON 5400 TO ACP INSPECTORS' DISMISSED BY APEX COURT News from Delhi...

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It is to clarify that the Time Scale of 5400 in PB2 is required to be given to Group B officers after 4 years from the date there are placed in GP 4800 either on ACP/MACP or on promotion.

Monday, February 28, 2011

INCOME TAX BENEFITS AT A GLANCE 2011 BUDGET

Budget 2011-12 has given a marginal benefit on the tax slab for individuals. However the benefits for very senior citizens are higher. However the expectations that there will be changes in the investment avenues and their slabs have not been met.

Personal Income Tax Slabs

The basic slab for income tax has been proposed to be raised to Rs.1.8 lakhs from the current Rs.1.6 lakhs. This leads to a savings of Rs.2000 for all tax payers. Also for senior citizens the slab has been increased from Rs.2.4 lakhs to Rs.2.5 lakhs. The slab for women has not been changed from the earlier Rs.1.9 lakhs. Though the finance Minister did not mention this in his Budget Speech, this has been included in the documents submitted along with the budget statement.

For the first time the finance ministry has aligned with other departments and has reduced the age for senior citizens from 65 years to 60 years. Till now the age for senior citizens has been 60 for all departments (think about railway ticket booking, and senior citizens fixed deposit at banks) except the Income

Tax Department.

Also the Finance Minister has created a new slab for Very Senior Citizens – for people who are aged eighty years and above. The income tax exemption limit proposed for this group is Rs.5 lakhs.

Savings Instruments –No Changes

The Finance Minister has not proposed to change any of the tax savings instruments this year before the DTC gets implemented next year. The investment in infrastructure bonds upto Rs.20,000/- over and above the Rs.1 lakh limit in Section 80C, which was introduced last year, continues for the next year too.

Tax Free Bonds

The Finance Minister has proposed to allow selected Government undertakings to borrow upto Rs.30,000 crores for the development of infrastructure. These borrowings will be in the form of tax free bonds. Individuals can look to investing in these bonds for tax free returns. The limits set for different Government organizations are: Railway Finance Corporation – Rs.10,000 crores; National Highways Authority of India – Rs.10,000 crores; HUDCO – Rs.5,000 crores and Ports – Rs.5,000 crores.

Limit for Self Assessment

For self employed professionals and small business people, the process of doing an audited filing is very time consuming. The Finance Minister has recognized this and has extended the limit of self assessment to Rs.60 lakhs. This will be a big relief to many professionals and proprietorship companies. To extend the benefit further, the Finance Minister has proposed to forgo the interest penalty on delayed filing of taxes to an extent of 3%.

Concluding Remarks

Though there were many expectations in the personal income tax front from the budget, the Finance Minister has been docile in not changing much. There have not been any significant changes either in the personal income tax slabs or in tax saving avenues. However introduction of the very senior citizen category and reducing the age for the senior citizens’ slab are welcome measures.

INCOME TAX BENEFITS AT A GLANCE 2011 BUDGET

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Raise income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh: Survey


NEW DELHI: The government must increase the personal income tax exemption limit to at least Rs 3 lakh from Rs 1.6 lakh at present in the upcoming Budget for giving relief to taxpayers from high inflation, majority of CEOs surveyed by industry body Assocham has said.
“In view of the unprecedented inflation particularly the food inflation, the government must increase the personal income tax exemption limit from the existing Rs 1.6 lakh to at least Rs 3 lakh to give adequate relief to the larger sections of the society, added the majority of the CEOs,” the pre-Budget survey said.
The Budget 2011-12 would be unveiled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on February 28. At present, income up to Rs 1.6 lakh is exempted from tax for individuals. For women and senior citizens, the limit is Rs 1.9 lakh and Rs 2.4 lakh, respectively.
However, under the the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill which was introduced in Parliament last year, the I-T exemption limit is Rs 2 lakh. The DTC is expected to replace the 50-year old Income Tax Act from April, 2012.
The survey further said that due to continuous elevated inflation and high commodity prices across globe, there is a strong case for continuation of stimulus package so that the growth momentum is not spiked.
It was a pre-Budget expectations survey conducted under the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) with participation from its 1,000 CEOs. Inflation, particularly food inflation, has been a concern for both the government and the common man. For past the few months, food prices are at high levels.
The WPI inflation for December rose to 8.43 per cent, from 7.48 per cent in the previous month. Food inflation, based on wholesale prices, rose to 17.05 per cent for the week ended January 22, on account of escalating vegetable prices, particularly, onions. It was at 15.57 per cent in the previous week.
Around 84 per cent of the CEOs belonging to large, micro, small and medium enterprises polled in the survey held that stimulus package for textiles, gems & jewellery, construction and real estate, cement and steel, among others, should continue for the next fiscal.
Besides, majority of the CEOs also pressed for larger and faster disinvestment in public sector undertakings, proceeds of which should partly be to fund infrastructure augmentation in PPP projects to help India grow and achieve intended growth rate of close to 9 per cent in next 2-3 years.
Source: Economic Times

Friday, February 25, 2011

UPDATE ON SOME IMPORTANT ISSUES BY SECRETARY GENERAL



       The Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs, Indore vide Establishment Order No. 80/2010 dated 02.12.2010 ordered for transfer of Shri. Amitabh Vijayavargia, President, All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association, Indore Branch and Central Executive Committee member of All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association from Indore to Gwalior which is 500 kms away. Owing to some organizational action programme the order was not effected since long, unfortunately when most of the office bearers of that circle was out of town the release order issued. The Central Executive committee in its meeting at New Delhi decided to go for sustained organizational action programme against this high handedness of the Government. Immediately we issued necessary submission to our chairman that had published in our blog. As a result of this his transfer order is now modified and he is brought back to Ujjain which is within 30 kms distance from Indore.
Secretary General along with the representatives of Chandigarh, New Delhi and West Bengal Participated in the Parliament rally held on 23rd of February 2011. We are happy to become a part of hundreds of thousand Employees of  Central & State Government, Bank & P.S.U’s and labourers. We thank the units participated in the rally.
 On 22nd February Office bearers met Chairman CBEC as decided in the New Delhi CEC submitted the letter on ICT, requested Chairman to issue necessary order forthwith.
Chairman informed the Association Leadership that the restructuring file gone past CBEC and the file is now in Expenditure. From the discussion it appears that the restructuring may not take much of time for completion. It was understood that the in-citu promotion scheme is not yet finalized by the Board, the committee constituted by the Board is still busy in doing the fine tuning of the scheme, within a short while it will go to D.O.P&T directly from C.B.E.C.
 M.Subhramanian case for Rs. 5400/- grade pay issue for Acp recipient Inspectors, leadership pursued vigorously to track the file , from the  Ministry of law it was traced out that the file went to Central Agency Section of Supreme Court and from there it was ascertained that the file is lying with Additional Solicitor General ( New Delhi)., in all probability the file is going for S.L.P. The Association met Additional Solicitor general and briefed the subject. A.S.G. supposed to be the final authority to comment on the file. After the meeting leadership felt that there is no point in becoming hopeless in this regard. Let us hope for the best.     
The minimum fixation for the revised pay band of Rs. 4600/- file went to Expenditure and Board is pursuing for the fixation and not for the upgradation, the file went to Expenditure for the 3rd time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Over 200,000 protestors marched from the outskirts of the city to parliament square

New Delhi - Thousands of people in India's capital Wednesday joined a march organised by trade unions to protest rising food prices and unemployment.
Over 200,000 protestors marched from the outskirts of the city to parliament square, disrupting traffic in the city centre, the IANS news agency reported.








Eight major trade unions, including those led by the left parties and affiliates of the ruling Congress Party, leading partner in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, joined the protest.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's UPA government has been grappling with rising prices of food and other essential commodities for weeks, blaming them on poor weather conditions and supply bottlenecks.
Annual food inflation stood at 17.05 per cent at the end of last month.
The government has also been under pressure over a slew of corruption scandals.
The rally's organisers said the protest was aimed at drawing attention to the government's 'indifferent attitude' to rising prices and the issues of corruption and rising unemployment.
'We have come here to ask the government to have a stronger labour policy, to stop disinvestment of public sector units, and to address corruption and the issue of unemployment,' IANS quoted Gurudas Dasgupta, general secretary of the All India Trade Union Congress and leader of the Communist Party of India, as saying.
'This is the first time after independence that the left and non-left trade unions have come together for the cause of people,' Dasgupta said.
'The situation is bad. Disinvestment in factories has thrown out people from their jobs. We have raised voice against the laws that are against labourers,' said G Sanjeeva Reddy, president of the Congress Party-affiliated Indian National Trade Union Congress.
At least 10,000 employees of state-run defence organisations joined the rally, IANS reported.
Organisers said more than 2 million people attended the rally with demonstrators coming by bus and train from areas around Delhi.
A police spokesman said over 2,000 policemen had been deployed to control the crowds but he gave no estimate of the numbers attending the protest march.

I-T CRACKDOWN ON POLITICIANS LYING ABOUT THEIR WEALTH

For the first time, the Income Tax department has launched a drive to cleanse dirty money from politics and initiated action against at least 300 high networth politicians for alleged misreporting of wealth in their yearly returns. This includes those who have not filed returns despite huge accumulation of assets over the years. The measures were taken following a prod from the Election Commission (EC) which wanted the department to match I-T returns with the statement of assets declared by candidates in their affidavits. The election watchdog had found alleged misuse of political funds by some netas and their outfits besides allegations of disproportionate assets accumulated by others. In an action taken report, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) told the EC that it had already proposed action against 103 politicians "where (their) affidavits did not match the I-T returns", and against 195 who had not filed returns despite having affirmed substantial assets in their poll affidavits. The status report talks about cases reviewed till March 2008. More irregularities are likely to emerge with I-T field formations investigating actual assets of these politicians against their known sources of income. These include those who contested the 2009 parliamentary elections and recent Assembly polls. Citing one such case, sources said former Bihar CM Rabri Devi had assets worth Rs 24 crore according to her poll declarations but her I-T returns showed an annual income of Rs 7 lakh. The government had refused to divulge names of politicians against whom action had been initiated. Anil Bairwal of the Association for Democratic Reforms, who had been campaigning for disclosing the names of politicians against whom action has been initiated, said his RTI queries had not been considered by the I-T department. Whatever had come out was the result of 12 letters that EC sent to CBDT between May 2004 and June 2008, seeking updates on its investigation. ADR had obtained copies of the communication. The exercise of matching affidavits with returns and the action taken reports prepared by I-T investigation will be archived at the election expenditure monitoring cell of the EC. The data will be verified during scrutiny of poll papers in future. "The correspondence shows that CBDT responded very sluggishly to the EC requests," Bairwal said. The EC had earlier sent the affidavits of candidates who fought Lok Sabha elections in DVDs to CBDT to scrutinize whether the assets were acquired by known sources of income or not. The commission had also sought an action taken report outlining the results of the investigation to be submitted to the commission in a time-bound manner. Starting from Bihar elections in November 2010, the EC had involved the Directorate General of Income Tax Investigation (DGIT) to keep a close watch on all poll-related expenditure of candidates and cash movements in and out of the states going to polls. The commission had sought the services of 150 IRS offices for deployment in five states which go to polls in April-May 2011

By : Nirav Pankaj Shah on 22 February 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Message from General Secretary of Odisha Circle of AICEIA

30th Annual Convention of All India Central Excise Inspectors’ Association, Bhubaneswar circle was held on 19th February 2011 at Bhubaneswar. Hon’ble M. P. (RS) Shri Ramchandra Khuntia (belonging to Indian National Congress, National Vice President of INTUC, State Secretary of INTUC, Odisha) attended the inaugural session of the convention as Chief Guest. In the Secretary’s report I highlighted the national issues relating to Pay Scale on par with the Inspectors of CBI and notional fixation w.e.f. 01.01.1996 and the acute stagnation of the cadre of Inspector of Central Excise. Knowing the same, Hon’ble M. P. in his speech assured that the issues raised by the Secretary are genuine and he assured that he will take up the issue with the Finance Minister. After the inaugural meeting, Hon’ble M. P. asked me to come down the Delhi along with the Secretary General and the President and to submit a memorandum to him. He will forward the said memorandum to the Finance Minister. More importantly he stressed that he will seek help of certain other M. P.s in this regard. Then he framed a time plan that after sending the memorandum, he will seek a meeting time with the F. M. preferably when the F. M. would be having the data or reply with him to the issues mentioned in the memorandum. He will take the leaders of the Association with him to have discussion in the meeting with the F. M.

          
Comradely yours,


Shibaji Ch. Nayak
Liaison Secretary of AICEIA,
General Secretary of Odisha Circle of AICEIA

Friday, February 18, 2011

Will the Retirement age of central government employees go up from 60 to 62?


As we heard every time before the budget session of parliament, this time also a rumor about raising the retirement age of central government employees from 60 to 62  is spreading here and there among the central government employees. May be the officers at the verge of retirement be happy about this rumor. Otherwise there is no reason to be happy about this rumor.. As India is having 51% of people below the age of 25 years , it is not a good news to millions of jobless people. Sources close to the trade union movements and Federations told that there is no such proposal with the government since none of the workers federations have demanded it.

In 2009, The Manmohan Singh government was serious in weighing the pros and cons of increasing the retirement age for government employees from 60 to 62 years.That time it was believed that the finance ministry had prepared a detailed note on the issue and sent it to the prime minister's office (PMO)  But the government shelved the idea, largely because of fears that a higher retirement age would adversely impact employment generation and create resentment in the bureaucracy because of blocked promotional avenues. At that time, it was the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) that was asked by the PMO to study the issue and prepare a report.

The BJP led National Democratic Alliance government had raised the retirement age from 58 to 60, in 1998, a move that benefitted 90,000 government servants and 50,000 defence personnel. At the time, the logic was: the retirement of 140,000 employees would have cost Rs 5,200 crore whereas paying salaries cost only Rs 1,493 crore.

Incase if the decision is finally taken, it will only be the third time the government will have raised the retirement age. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister to have increased the age of superannuation from 55 to 58 following the 1962 war with China. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government did it a second time in 1998.

Source: vinmoney

Thursday, February 17, 2011

AC to DC Promotions.

The CBEC has issued two promotion orders promoting  62 & 17 respectively. CLICK HERE FOR OFFICE ORDER 27/2011 AND OFFICE ORDER 28/2011 both dated 15.2.2011.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

AICEIA CIRCULAR NO.01/2011 Dated: 14.02.2011

Dated: 14.02.2011

CIRCULAR- 01/11

Dear Comrades,



The 4th CEC of AICEIA concluded at new Delhi on 5th of February, 2011. Barring a few, almost all units participated in this CEC. This CEC was attended by all the branches of Andhra Pradesh, Patna Circle and North Eastern Circle, Allahabad and Pune expressed their regret for their absence in the CEC owing to some very personal reason.



A good 72 nos of leaders from all over the country attended the meeting from 24 federating units. Sri K.K.N. Kutty Secretary General Confederation of Central Government Employees Asociations and unions attended the meeting as a special invitee.



The meeting discussed at length about

·         Review of previous programmes
·         Chennai High Court case on NFSG
·         Cadre Restructuring in the light of 18th January Meeting
·         Effectiveness of In-situ promotions
·         ICT
·         Notional fixation from 1996
·         Pay anomaly of 1992 batch of Direct Recruit Inspectors
·         16th convention of the All India Association, selection of Venue.
·         Parliament rally on 23rd February 2011
·         Anomaly committee meeting on 15th February, 2011.
·         High handedness of authority as well as government in transferring office bearer of the Association.
·         Gangavaram port
·         Different cadre related issues of various zones.
We are trying to publish the minutes of the meeting at the earliest, name of the contributor for the Rs. 5400/- grade pay could not be published because of some prefixed imperative organizational work.



Decision of the meeting :



1. All India Association shall respond to the call given by confederation along with other central Trade unions for parliament rally on 23rd of Feb 2011.

2. To protest against the unethical transfer of Central India Circle President Mr. Amitabh Vijayavargiya, Association would write to Chairman C.B.E.C first and the units are directed to campaign vigorously against this atrocious act of the Authority; simultaneously Association shall embark on more rigorous organizational action programme.

3. Association is in favour of the in-situ scheme though some fine tuning may be required,

4. Association office bearers shall continue till next convention

5. Next convention would be held at Karnataka preferably in the month of June; exact venue and date of convention would be decided by the concerned circle committee. A resolution in this regard would be sent to Chairman, C.B.E.C immediately.

6. As Mr Balraj Assistant Secretary General and Mr. Kundu Working President promoted to the grade of superintendent leaving these two key posts vacant the CEC decided to fill up these posts; accordingly Mr. H.S. Bajaj selected for Working President’s post and Mr. Ajit Kumar K.G. selected for Assistant Secretary General’s post they will continue till next convention.

7. Association has to pursue with more vigour to reintroduce ICT in CBEC

8. For 1992 batch pay anomaly case Association shall continue persuading CBEC to issue a generalized order enabling every Inspector of 1992 batch to get the pay anomaly corrected in the light of Hyderabad CAT and Chandigarh CAT judgement.



The Central Executive Committee of AICEIA at Banga Sanksriti Sadan, Muktadhara, New Delhi decided on 5th of February 2011, that the Office Bearers of Delhi,Rajasthan and Chandigarh circle and Allahabad, Kanpur and Meerut branch shall take utmost initiative to make the parliament rally successful on 23rd of Feb 2011.

This parliament rally shall start from Jantar Mantar, New Delhi at 10 ‘O’ clock sharp, units shall have to send the exact no. of comrade’s attending the rally along with their name to the All India Association forthwith.

We sincerely hope that we will be able to make up the organisational weakness suffered by our cadre for the past few years and meaningfully proceed on matters concerning the cadre and department.

I request the recipients of this Circular to kindly circulate it widely so that it reaches every one concerned.











To

The President,

All office Bearers,

Circle and Branch Secretaries Comradely Yours

For wide circulation


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Referral of CGHS beneficiaries to empanelled Super-Specialty Hospitals



No.S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part I)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
******************

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 7th February 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:     Referral of CGHS beneficiaries to empanelled Super-Specialty Hospitals

       With reference to the subject mentioned above, the undersigned is directed to state that several representations have been received from CGHS beneficiaries regarding problems faced by them in obtaining permission to undergo treatment at Super-Specialty hospitals. The matter has been reviewed and it has now been decided to simplify the procedure for obtaining treatment from CGHS empanelled super-specialty hospitals .Attention is drawn to para 6.2 of office memorandum of even number dated 17th August 2010 wherein it was stated that

"CGHS beneficiaries have, so far, been the option to get themselves treated in any hospital of their choice. However, in view of the increased outgo on getting treatment in super-specialty hospitals, it has now been decided that CGHS beneficiaries desirous of getting treated in super-specialty hospitals, in non-emergency conditions, prior approval of the concerned Additional Director, CGHS would have to be obtained".


The above mentioned procedure is modified to read as follows:

"CGHS beneficiaries have, so far, been the option to get themselves treated in any hospital of their choice. However, in view of the increased outgo on getting treatment in super-specialty hospitals, it has now been decided that CGHS beneficiaries desirous of getting treated in super-specialty hospitals, in non-emergency conditions, prior approval of the concerned Chief Medical Officer-in-Charge, of the CGHS Wellness Centre would have to be obtained."

                                                                                      Sd/-
                                                                                    (R.Ravi)
                                                                                     Director

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ORDER COPY

VICTIMISATION OF OFFICE BEARER OF 'AICEIA' AT TIRUPATI

THE FOLLOWING IS THE LETTER WRITTEN BY THE GENERAL SECRETARY TIRUPATI COMMISSIONERATE TO AICEIA FOR VICTIMISATION OF OFFICE BEARER

To
The President & Secretary General,
All India Central Excise Inspectors Association and
Other Comrades of A.P.
 
Comrades,
 
Please go through the attachment letter issued by the Superintendent, CIU of Tirupati Commissionrate to our fellow Comrade (Joint Secretary of Tirupati AICEIA Branch) for not attending the Training Programme conducted by NACEN, Hyderabad due to medical grounds.  The administration went on to the extent of using irrelevant word demotion if the officer fails to attend the Training in future without quoting any relevant conduct rules.  In fact the Officer was on two weeks Medical Leave and reported in NACEN, Hyderabad, wherein he was relived by NACEN on the same day of his reporting, on the reason that he would be called for next session of Training Programme.  The Officer was on Medical Leave and all the documents were submitted to the AC’s Office and also to the Commissioner’s Office, still not satisfied with the reason / explanation given by the Comrade, the Administration has used very irrelevant word demotion.  I request you to bring to the notice of other Comrades and also condemn the Administration’s attitude towards office bearers.
 
Comrades yours,
Raghunandan, R.V.
G.S., AICEIA Branch, Tirupati.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Eligibility of permanently disabled son of a CGHS beneficiary to avail CGHS facility



Eligibility of permanently disabled son of a CGHS beneficiary to avail CGHS facility.

       The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum, of even number, dated the 31st May, 2007 and 29th August, 2007, vide which the entitlement of the son of a CGHS beneficiary beyond the age of 25 years was conveyed. As per the two Office Memoranda under reference, it was indicated that a son of a CGHS beneficiary suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) will be entitled to CGHS beneficiary even after attaining the age of 25 years. It was clarified that the following will be the disabilities, as defined in Section 2(i) of "The persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (No.1 of 1996)" to entitle a son of a CGHS beneficiary to avail CGHS facility irrespective of his age:-

(i) Blindness:
(ii) Low-vision
(iii) Leprosy-cured
(iv) hearing impairment
(v) locomotor disability
(vi) mental retardation: and
(vii) mental illness

2.        Subsequent to the issue of the Office Memoranda under reference, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been receiving requests for inclusion of ailments like renal failure, autism, etc., within the definition of "disability" so that sons of CGHS beneficiaries could avail CGHS facility irrespective of the age of the son.

3.       After careful examination of the matter, it has been decided that the definition of permanent disabilities, of sons of CGHS beneficiaries, to avail CGHS facility be expanded as below:-

(i) Blindness:
(ii) Low-vision
(iii) Leprosy-cured
(iv) hearing impairment
(v) locomotor disability
(vi) mental retardation: and
(vii) mental illness

(ii) Disabilities defined in Clause (i) of Section 2 of National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 (No.44 of 1999), which presently covers a person suffering from any of the condition relating to autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation or a combination of any two or more of such conditions and includes a person suffering from several multiple disability.

it is clarified that Permanent Disability" means a person with eighty per cent or more of one or more disabilities. In order for the son of the CGHS with permanent disability to avail CGHS facility, the other normal condition of dependency and normally residing with the CGHS beneficiary will continue to apply.

Source: Central Govt. Employees News

Sunday, February 6, 2011

HOW DOES THE IN SITU PROMOTIONS LOOK LIKE

PROBABLY MOST OF THE OFFICERS MIGHT BE LOOKING FOR, HOW DOES THE IN SITU PROMOTIONS LOOK LIKE AND WHAT EXACTLY YOU WILL BE DOING. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE IN SITU PROMOTION:

1. OFFICERS WORKING IN A PARTICULAR POST/POSTS WILL BE PROMOTED TO NEXT HIGHER POST AFTER A STIPULATED PERIOD OF SERVICE.
2. HE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE SAME POST HE HELD BEFORE SUCH    PROMOTION.
3. HE WILL GET ALL THE BENEFITS OF PROMOTIONAL POST.
4. THE PROMOTION IS PURELY ON PERSONAL BASIS TO THE OFFICER.
5. THE POST HELD BY THE OFFICER, SHALL STAND TEMPORARILY UPGRADED TO THE NEXT HIGHER GRADE AND WILL BE REVERTED BACK, ONCE THE OFFICER VACATES IT.
6. IT MEANS YOU WILL CARRY YOUR UPGRADED POST WHEREVER YOU STAND 
   TRANSFERRED IN A LOWER POST.
7. YOU WILL CONTINUE IN THE SAME PLACE IN THE ORIGINAL SENIORITY LIST FOR 
    FUNCTIONAL PROMOTION.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ THE SCHEME IMPLEMENTED  ON IN SITU PROMOTIONS IN RAJYA SABHA SECRETARIAT IN 2009.


GOOD LUCK TO ALL.

UPDATE ON IN-SITU PROMOTIONS & CASE IN SUPREME COURT

IT APPEARS THAT THE BOARD IS UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE PMO AS WELL AS FINANCE MINISTRY ON THE PREVAILING SITUATION IN CENTRAL EXCISE DEPARTMENT. FOR THE FIRST TIME THE ASSOCIATIONS HAVE BEEN  SUCCESSFUL IN MAKING THE BOARD TO SERIOUSLY LOOK INTO OUR PROBLEMS, BY APPLYING PRESSURE DIRECTLY AND THROUGH THE PMO AS WELL AS FM.     IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE BOARD HAS CLEARED THE FILE ON 'IN-SITU' PROMOTIONS AND SHORTLY THE PROPOSALS MAY BE FORWARDED TO DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE WHICH IS THE MAIN HURDLE. IF THE DEPT. OF EXPENDITURE CLEARS IT, PROBABLY IT MAY EASILY SAIL THROUGH DOPT. 

THE CASE IN SUPREME COURT DID NOT COME UP ON 2ND FEBRUARY. SINCE THE ADVOCATE HAS MENTIONED IT, ANOTHER DATE MAY BE GIVEN.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Inflation impact: Govt may hike tax exemption limit

New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) Tax payers can expect some relief from high inflation in Budget 2011-12 as the government may raise the income tax exemption limit for individuals.

"Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is alive to the price situation and its impact on the common man," sources said, adding he would favourably consider the issue of hiking tax exemption limit.

Moreover, they said, as the government is committed to raise the income tax exemption limit from Rs 1.6 lakh per annum to Rs 2 lakh in line with the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) in 2012-13, tax payers could expect at least some relief in the upcoming Budget on February 28.

"The finance ministry would keep in mind the high inflation in the Budget. Since there is no dearness allowance for a vast section of the society, hike in income tax exemption limit is likely," a source told PTI.

Source: PTI


NATIONAL ANOMALY COMIMITTEE

It is announced by Sri K.K.N.Kutty, Secretary General of Confederation of Central Government Employees that the National Anomaly Committee Meeting will be held on 15/02/2011.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

UPDATE ON INCOME TAX CADRE RESTRUCTURING

Cadre Restructuring

31st January, 2011


Dear Comrade,

It has been reliably understood that the cadre restructuring proposal has now been submitted to the Department of Personnel after obtaining approval of the Department of Expenditure and the Hon’ble Finance Minister with certain modifications.

With Greetings,

Fraternally Yours,

(Ashok B Salunkhe)
Secretary General
 Income Tax Employees Federation
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